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Shell Cottage at West Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Beautiful new cape cod style home with loft and walk to beaches(Sleeps 4)


Shell Cottage was built in 2012 by a custom builder. It features vernacular design and construction materials and is most appealingly furnished.

The Kitchen is large and open to the great room. It features beautiful appliances including range top, wall oven, double-door refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven. There is a generous amount of counter space and a breakfast bar open to the living room.

This home has a first-floor master bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom with queen-sized bed opens to a large private deck with outdoor shower and BBQ grill. The great room features a gas fireplace, dining room and abundant light from large windows and skylights.

Upstairs, you will find a wonderful loft space with queen-sized floating bed, additional family room and balcony views to great room.

Additional amenities include LCD HDTV and high-speed wireless internet access and of course Central AC.

A little information about the area:

West Island is one of the South Coast's best kept secrets. Located in Buzzard's bay, this small residential-only Island offers the visitor and resident peace and quiet or access to any number of action-packed pursuits.

Over half the island is State Conservation land offering many nature trails, wildlife viewing and truly impressive vistas. There are several choices for ocean access; the protected water (bayside) beach or the Buzzard's Bay beach (voted the #3 town beach in all of New England).

Originally farmland, the past two centuries have seen West Island gradually change to a vacation destination for locals who know what a gem they have so close to home. It is not uncommon to meet others during your stay who have been vacationing here for decades or who's family has owned the same home for nearly a century.

While maintaining its charm, West Island has also kept pace with technology. City Water and Sewer, high-speed internet, satellite television are just some of the amenities you will find while on our island.

Within 4 miles you will find two large supermarket chains, department stores as well as other well-known chain establishments. West Island is a mere 60 minutes from Boston, 45 minutes from Newport and under half an hour from the Bourne or Sagamore bridges.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Evans
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017


Fairhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Shell Cottage at West Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Nice and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The Shell Cottage was a great stay. Every thing was perfect. Looking forward to returning some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as pictured

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at Shell Cottage.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, beach-accessible location that's cozy, completely new inside, and accessible to the ocean, this is an excellent spot!

You could be here and not leave the island. 10 min walk to beach or 2 minutes on your bike. There's a cute general store on West island with candy, firewood, beer, ice cream, and a delicious seafood truck. You can also rent bikes or SUP here.

The house is adorable. As great as the photos! The loft bed upstairs is like an indoor hammock. Aside from the outdoor shower this was my favorite part of the house. It is air conditioned but a window unit upstairs would be a good addition. We were there in August and used the fan -- it cooled down quickly.

We booked as a two adult couple with a 4lb dog :) Friends visited (2 adults) and we had plenty of space for four adults for hanging out, parking, and sleeping accommodations.

Washer and dryer worked great! Towels and beach chairs provided.

West Island is off the "traditional Cape" but this allows you to explore many areas -- including Cape Cod, and with less traffic issues. Newport, RI, ferry to Vineyard from New Bedford, Wrentham Outlets, Boston day trip, or upper cape areas all within one hour drive.

Highly recommend this property and listing. Tim was very helpful and responsive.

We will be back :)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. We stayed for the week of our wedding and used the house as the place for the bride to get ready. It's wonderfully decorated, very very clean, and has tons of beautiful natural light. It has everything you need and it's only 2 blocks from a small secluded beach. The island it's on is so picturesque and lovely to walk around. Tim was incredibly helpful with booking and accommodating our various changes in plans. We will definitely be coming back! (Trying to convince my new husband to buy it!)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Down the Hatch
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Fisherman Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $0
Cleaning $100

If you wish to book multiple weeks, send an inquiry and we will send you a modified quote. 10% discount for two or more weeks, 15% discount for 4 or more weeks. If you must cancel, please do so 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. Initial deposit is not refundable, but you will be eligible for a refund of your damage waiver and will not be responsible for any further payments.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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